• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Persian
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Omid-Malak Behbahani
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course builds on Advanced Persian A. It will develop various skills such as the capacity to use some idiomatic and conversational forms and ability to use them freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of advanced complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting messages of an advanced level of complexity occurring in a variety of audio-visual media and individual and group spoken forms. Students should become conversant in some aspects of advanced Persian syntax and morphology, the historical development of Persian language and literature up to the modern period including some examples of literary writing and translation of sophisticated classical and modern poetry and prose.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Comprehend concrete and abstract topic presented in different medium using knowledge of linguistic and cultural content to a proficient level.
  2. Apply grammar, pronunciation and intonation accurately in a written and spoken medium for different contexts.
  3. Write and translate texts of high difficulty between Persian and English with control of correct morphology, syntactical structures and punctuation in a legible and stylistically correct grammar.
  4. Comprehend and engage in extended-length conversations using Persian at an advanced level.
  5. Compose extended text on a sophisticated topic of personal or academic interest with writing style at advanced level, correctly employing formal Persian style with minimal error.


Other Information

This course may be taken either on-campus or online. Both Modes of Delivery provide equivalent training in the Persian language for all language skills and have an equivalent workload. On-campus ANU students will normally enrol in the on-campus mode of delivery but may also enrol online (subject to visa requirements); students from other universities around Australia or internationally may elect to enrol cross-institutionally in the online course.

Indicative Assessment

On-Campus Mode of Delivery:
Weekly written homework, 250 words (10%) [LO 1, 2]
Two quizzes (5% each for a total of 10%) [LO 2,3]
Class Participation (10%) [LO 1, 2, 4]
Mid-semester test, 1 hour (20%) [LO 2,5]
Exam, 2 hours (10% oral and 30% written for a total of 40%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Extended written text in Persian, 700 words (10%) [LO 1, 3, 5]
Online Mode of Delivery:
Weekly written assessments, 250 words (30%)
Participation (10%)  
Two oral assessments, 10 mins (15% each for a total of 30%) [LO 1, 2, 4]
Final Exam, 2 hours (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Extended written text in Persian, 700 words (10%) [LO 1, 3, 5]


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On-Campus Mode of Delivery:
Four hours of lectures (may include language laboratory sessions) each week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 6 hours to the completion of homework, assessments and independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
Online Mode of Delivery:
Three hours of online lessons including completion of practice exercises and activities and a one-hour online class seminar each week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 6 hours to the completion of homework, assessments and independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS6005 or have an equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by a placement test or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PERS3006.

Prescribed Texts

To be advised on the course Wattle site.



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
In Person
7096 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9771 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online N/A

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